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No 10nm-based Intel CPUs for desktop users until 2021, 7nm-based CPUs delayed
24 July 2020 at 10:44 am UTC

AMD needs a year of leadership to improve their own financial situation. Right now Intel's cash reserves are similar to AMD's yearly profits. And it looks like they will get at least a year, more if they can get APUs to be chiplet based and USB4 support in their motherboards.

NVIDIA released a big new mainline Linux Beta Driver 450.51
24 June 2020 at 3:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

QuoteEven PRIME support was expanded to allow PRIME Synchronization when using displays driven by the x86-video-amdgpu driver as PRIME display offload sinks
So they noticed more and more laptops sold with AMD APU and Nvidia dGPUs. Good.

Quotesupport for displays connected to NVIDIA GPUs to act as PRIME display offload sinks, also known as "Reverse PRIME"
Does that mean Reverse Prime in On-Demand mode? As in HDMI ports will now work in On Demand mode and not require a restart? That would be amazing!

The Plasma 5.19 desktop from KDE has released
9 June 2020 at 5:02 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: mylkai wish they would improve the system monitor
more information like the win10 task manager
Plasma's Task manager(KSysGuard) is very flexible. You can add your own graphs and tables based on sensors with simple drag and dropping - I have an extra page for fan speeds and temperatures

According to NetMarketShare during April we saw a big bump in Linux use - Ubuntu gains big
6 May 2020 at 2:42 pm UTC Likes: 1

One factor could be people trying to install Zoom/Teams/whatever on Windows XP/Vista/Unpatched 7 and finding they have to replace it with something newer for their video conferencing tool to work. Ubuntu is the default for those users.

NetMarketShare's statistics don't support that though: Vista was flat, XP grew, Windows 7 lost 0.5%, Windows 8 lost 0.1%, Windows 8.1 lost 0.5% Windows 10 lost 1%.

According to NetMarketShare during April we saw a big bump in Linux use - Ubuntu gains big
6 May 2020 at 11:22 am UTC Likes: 2

That's really good news! MacOS also rose by 1%, while Windows fell from 89% to 87%, showing a part of the degree to which corporate usage inflates it.

Unreal Engine 4.25 is up with tons of Linux improvements and Vulkan API fixes
5 May 2020 at 8:56 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: elmapulis that the SteamOS logo or steam logo? because i dont see the logo for other stores, including their own store, so why its there mixed with a lot of platform logos...
The Visual Studio logo doesn't make that much sense either tbh...

Into the Breach from Subset Games (FTL) now supports Linux
20 April 2020 at 2:45 pm UTC Likes: 3

This is amazing news! I'll but it on GOG when the semester ends :D

Analgesic Productions have opened up the source for their Zelda-lite 'Anodyne'
4 April 2020 at 4:29 pm UTC Likes: 1

I'd assume it would be easiest to convert ActionScript to Haxe with something like Haxe used to be able to compile to AS, with comparable or better performance. Therefore some Flash developers already used it, and when Flash was sunset that's how the conversion project started.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
25 March 2020 at 8:55 am UTC Likes: 2

It's a bit sad only 2k people have filled out the statistics. I was expecting GoL readership to be much bigger!